brief overview of the process
Fundamental requirements to become egg donor:
* Age: 19-29 years old
* Good general physical and mental health
* Non smoker
* Drug free
* BMI under 27
* Reliable and able to follow instructions
* Can be present in the US for 1 month (is able to get a tourist visa for 3 months)
Throughout the process:
*Egg donor fills out all the initial forms.
*The agency will overview the forms and evaluate whether it is an eligible candidate in the 1st stage of qualifying.
*The donor will provide the agency with additional material to publish on its website accessible to potential parents.
*The next step is to collect the results of blood tests and a gynecologist's examination.
*Potential parents will choose the egg donor.
*Egg donor undergoes genetic and psychological consultations via Skype.
*Egg donor undergoes consultation with a specialized doctor through Skype / Face Time .
*Egg donor starts contraception and the agency books an airplane ticket and accommodation for the donor in Los Angeles.
*Egg donor will be present in LA for 3-4 weeks, where she will undergo injections stimulation.
*After the egg retrieval, egg donor stays in LA for a few days to recover.
*Egg donor returns to Europe where she will follow up with her gyn doctor to make sure her ovaries are fully recovered.
*** If any step of the process is not fulfilled, the trip to the USA for donation can not take place ***
Possible LIST OF LABS for IVF (egg donor) - depends on the clinic requirements
______ Hepatitis B surface AntiGen
______ Hepatitis C AntiBody
______ FSH – hormone
______ AMH - hormone
______ Estradiol (E2) - hormone
______ TSH - hormone
______ Prolactin – hormone
______ Vitamin D
______ Chemistry panel
______ Lipid panel
______ Rubella IgG
______ Varicella IgG
______ Blood type & Rh factor
______ Antibody screen – COOMB’S test
______ Pap smear
______ Genetic carrier screen
______ Urine Drug screen
______ Psychologist consult
______ Genetic counselor consult